Big Park to Bell Rock Pathway Loop [CLOSED]

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Coconino National Forest

Big Park to Bell Rock Pathway Loop is a 6.4 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.4 km Elevation Gain: 115 m Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

running

views

closed

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

16 days ago

Beautiful

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no shade
2 months ago

Pretty easy just long. Loved the views and hardly any foot traffic!

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no shade
2 months ago

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fee
2 months ago

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3 months ago

One of the most beautiful trails you will ever hike. Some rocky areas but basically easy to navigate.

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fee
4 months ago

Intended on doing the loop trail but found the bell rock climb and came back the way we started. awesome views for an evening hike

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rocky
4 months ago

Fun trail of you like randomness and danger!

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scramble
4 months ago

Beautiful hike. Views are amazing. Plenty of opportunities to go off trail and do some climbing

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rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Great trail, adaptable to all levels.

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snow
4 months ago

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4 months ago

This is a nice route, for anyone looking for an easy to moderate hike. Taking the Big Park Loop gets you away from the crowds and provides some nice views. Near Bell Rock, you will find lots of others hikers. I put all my pictures of the trail in a more detailed review here: https://backpackers-review.com/trip-reports/sedona-arizona-hiking-highlights/

icy
4 months ago

Loved it. Ended up extending it by winding up further to the south on big park before reconnecting to the loop mapped here. Not sure what we missed. Absolutely gorgeous area and great for pics! Found a really small frozen stream on the far north end ("top") of this loop. A fair amount of people on a Wednesday, so I imagine it's super busy on weekends!

5 months ago

More easy than moderate, but a gorgeous and highly recommended introduction to Sedona. We tacked on some additional mileage, going on the llama trail and then climbing up the Baby Bell Rock, which gave us more incredible views of the Courthouse and Bell Rock. We went at around 1:30, got a spot, and tons of sun. The path was only busy around the Bell Rock area. We saw people climbing up bell rock (don't think it goes to the top), though we didn't because we climbed Baby Bell which we thought was cuter and quieter. We went counterclockwise from Big Park which was less busy.

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rocky
5 months ago

Fun family trail. Very muddy today. Went counter clockwise and didn’t run into crowds until the end heading back to parking lot. We saw water running under ice which was really cool. Rate this trail easy with some moderate parts.

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5 months ago

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rocky
5 months ago

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fee
rocky
6 months ago

Great day for this hike. Fantastic views. Not very challenging, but enough variance to make it interesting. I definitely recommend it.

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6 months ago

trail is well marked and kept up. Some rerouting near UFO rock. Now the trail passes right beside this sentinal. We enjoy the new path between the two promontories, the Rector Connector.

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6 months ago

This trail was great. Nice and easy for most of it. We wandered off the trail to climb up to get a good view of bell rock. A little crowded towards the beginning, but the tourists thinned out after the first half mile or so

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